Christmassy cranberry and mandarin pies encased in pecan and white chocolate pastry

The Saucy Dressings team loves mince pies, especially, though we say it ourselves, our own. These are based on Jocelyn Dimbleby’s version which incorporates orange pastry and cream cheese. There’s a section in the post with the recipe which discusses substituting the cream cheese with cranberries.

That makes the pies much less lush, which is not in the spirit of Christmas, but this version, which has a brighter taste than the classic mince pies, especially with the rich white chocolate and pecan pastry, is, dare we say it, maybe the best of all.

The Chief Taster, who hates white chocolate, loves these.

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